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Jonathan Scott Holloway, Professor of History, American Studies and African American Studies, Yale University


This seminar explores the rise of Jim Crow in the United States and tracks it forward to its modern post–civil rights manifestations. Seminar participants will work with a range of primary sources to interpret the shifting social, economic, political, psychological, and cultural trauma associated with this set of racial practices. Close attention will be paid to the effects of Jim Crow on both sides of the color line.


Readings are sent by the Institute to seminar participants. Readings may include:

Marable, Manning, and Leith Mullings, eds. Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal: An African American Anthology. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, Inc., 2009.

Wright, Richard. 12 Million Black Voices. New York: Basic Books, 2002.

Travel & Accommodations

Yale University is located in New Haven, Connecticut. The Tweed-New Haven Airport is located about fifteen minutes from the Yale campus. Taxis from Tweed cost about $15.00 one way. Additionally, Bradley Airport is located an hour north of New Haven and is served by many major airlines. Connecticut Limo shuttles cost $94 round trip. Amtrak provides service directly into New Haven’s Union Station, about a ten-minute cab ride from downtown New Haven and the Yale campus. MetroNorth provides commuter service on a regular basis from New York City into New Haven.

Workshop participants will be housed in a university residence hall. Rooms are arranged in suites of two single bedrooms with a furnished living room, shared bath, and a kitchenette. The building is air-conditioned. Internet service is provided; please bring your own cables. Participants should plan to bring laptops, as computer access on campus will be limited.

Yale provides sheets and towels only. Please note that participants should plan to bring alarm clocks, hangers, irons, and hair dryers. Kitchenettes are located in each suite; however, participants should bring their own utensils. Housekeeping services are provided throughout the week.


Meals will be served in a university cafeteria in space shared by other programs. All on-campus meals will be paid for by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Travel Reimbursement

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the seminar. Each seminar participant will receive reimbursement of travel expenses up to $400. Please read our complete travel reimbursement policy before applying.

Graduate Credit

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is proud to announce its agreement with Adams State University to offer three hours of graduate credit in American history to participating seminar teachers. For more information click here.


Email the Teacher Seminars department or call 646-366-9666.

July 6th, 2014 5:00 PM   through   July 12th, 2014 12:00 AM
Yale University
New Haven, CT
United States

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Seminar Fee
Attending $50.00
Not Attending $0.00

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